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ERIC Number: EJ897694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0973-4082
Reorienting Education Practices towards Sustainability
Gadotti, Moacir
Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, v4 n2 p203-211 Sep 2010
This article reflects on the potentialities of education practices guided by the idea of sustainability and how they can contribute to the reformulation of the contents and methods of learning and to the quality of education. Sustainability entails the transformation of all aspects of school life, from preschool to the university. The article also points to some challenges and strategies for integrating sustainability into education practices and into the school curriculum. The key challenge is the need for a different pedagogy, an ecopedagogy, a holistic pedagogy that overcomes the anthropocentrism of classic pedagogies. Sustainability represents an opportunity for the renewal of old education systems founded on competitive principles and values and based on a predatory view of the world. Educating for sustainability means educating for the emergence of a different, possible world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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